Vacancies

Caseworker - Assessment
Salary: £21,876 - £24,500
Hours: 35
Location: Based in Barnet, North London
Closing Date: Monday 2nd March
Interview Date: TBC

IAC – The Centre for Adoption is a charity and specialist adoption agency committed to placing children from a range of countries and backgrounds with loving families both within the UK and overseas.

We are recruiting a Caseworker for the Assessment Team who will work in collaboration with two other Assessment Caseworkers, Team Managers and the Post Approval Team to manage applications from prospective intercountry adopters. The postholder will need to be confident in their administrative and customer service abilities in order to maintain high standards while managing a busy caseload. They should understand the importance of confidentiality and be able to work well under pressure.

Please click here for an application form, and here for a copy of the job description & person specification.

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and completed application form to hr@icacentre.org.uk via Egress (scroll down for details), by the deadline stated above. 

For further information, please contact Rehema Springer on 0208 449 2562.

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Team Manager - Assessment
Salary: £42,000 - £48,000
Hours: 35
Location: Based in Barnet, North London
Closing Date: Monday 2nd March
Interview Date: TBC

Come and join IAC - The Centre for Adoption (IAC). IAC is an Outstanding Adoption Agency and is the lead agency for the Intercountry Adoption Regional Adoption Agency for England (ICRAA). Based in Barnet, it has both UK-wide and international reach as it is the only Adoption Agency in the UK to be recognised as foreign partner adoption agency in States of origin from where children are placed in intercountry adoption. IAC also has a small domestic adoption programme, the UK Special Programme, principally for intercountry adopters seeking to change their focus to the adoption of children in the UK.

IAC is seeking to recruit a Team Manager in our busy Assessment Team. The successful applicant will have a sound knowledge and understanding of adoption assessment and experience of working in and managing an adoption team, either as a Team Manager or Senior Practitioner with supervisory experience. Ideally the candidate will also have a good knowledge of intercountry adoption, although this is not essential.

You will be responsible for supervising staff, sustaining and developing partnerships with Regional Adoption Agencies, Local Authorities and Voluntary Adoption Agencies in striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for children placed, regardless of their origins. You should be registered with Social Work England and hold a professional social work qualification, including solid post qualifying experience in Children and Families work and Adoption Services.

Click here for a copy of the job description and person specification.

For an informal discussion contact Irene Levine, Operations Director on 0208 449 2562.

For an application form, please contact Rehema Springer on 020 8449 2562 or email hr@icacentre.org.uk

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Independent (Sessional) Social Workers
Fees: Competitive
Location: London & Surrounding Counties

IAC is seeking to recruit experienced freelance social workers able to take work in the above locations assessing applicants applying to adopt children from overseas countries. Applicants must be self-motivated, able to work to deadlines and be flexible in meeting the needs of the applicants and the agency. Substantial experience in adoption work is essential. Experience of intercountry adoption assessment is desirable but not essential as training will be given.

In addition to adoption experience applicants interested in working for IAC – The Centre for Adoption should also have the following credentials:

          • A social work qualification and registration with Social Work England
          • At least three years post-qualifying experience in childcare social work
          • Experience of completing adoption assessments and producing Prospective Adopter Reports (PARs)
          • Willingness/ability to travel to applicants' homes

Click here for a copy of the Job Description

To be placed on the waiting list for applications, please send your CV by email to:  Rehema.Springer@icacentre.org.uk

IAC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore, please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable). Please note prospective employees will need to evidence they have the right to work in the UK 

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